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Current Exhibition: Home as Self

Home as Self: The twenty-five artists featured in Home as Self represent an expansive understanding of what it means to use one’s own identity as the subject matter for creation. From traditional figural renderings to abstract representations of the moments, objects, materials, and experiences that crystallize identity, each of the artists represented in this exhibition are generous with their humanity and skilled in their use of wood, as well as other media, in its expression. The twenty-five submissions were selected by our jury for the final exhibition.

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“If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing”  –Wharton Esherick

The Wharton Esherick Museum celebrates and preserves the legacy of American artist Wharton Esherick, who worked primarily in wood to create furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more.

A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there.

We invite you to visit the Museum through a guided experience for which reservations are required.


“A complete expression of one man’s intensely personal fusion of fine craftsmanship with the wild flights of the imagination.”

Anne d'Harnoncourt, former director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Fun, neat, creative, colorful, comfortable, smooth, flowing, exciting, cool, twisty, wavy, and extraordinary.”

Second graders describe their visit to the Wharton Esherick Museum
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